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United Airways Launching Newark To Dubai Route – One Mile at a Time


Emirates Airline and United Airways are expected to shortly announce a partnership. Simply forward of that, United has added an thrilling new path to its schedule.

United’s Newark to Dubai route launches March 2023

As of March 27, 2023, United Airways might be launching a brand new each day nonstop flight between Newark (EWR) and Dubai (DXB). The flight will function with the next schedule:

UA164 Newark to Dubai departing 10:15PM arriving 7:40PM (+1 day)
UA163 Dubai to Newark departing 2:15AM arriving 9:05AM

The 6,852-mile flight is blocked at 13hr25min eastbound and 14hr50min westbound. The flight might be operated utilizing a Boeing 777-200ER, that includes 276 seats. This contains 50 (Polaris) enterprise class seats, 24 (Premium Plus) premium financial system seats, 46 (Financial system Plus) additional legroom financial system seats, and 156 common financial system seats.

This route marks the primary time that United will fly to Dubai since early 2016. Up till that time the airline operated a route between Washington and Dubai. That was across the time that the “massive three” US carriers received right into a feud with the “massive three” Gulf carriers.

United Airways is returning to Dubai!

How this suits into the Emirates & United partnership

This afternoon Emirates and United are anticipated to announce a brand new partnership, which is able to seemingly embody a codeshare settlement and reciprocal frequent flyer perks. I feel all of us anticipated that United would return to Dubai with this growth, so this route makes good sense:

  • Newark is an enormous hub for United, but Emirates doesn’t fly there nonstop from Dubai; somewhat Emirates only flies to Newark via Athens (which is an superior fifth freedom route)
  • Emirates’ NYC-area presence is in any other case at New York JFK, and I don’t see that altering; Emirates has a large lounge there, and it’s additionally an enormous market even with out connections past New York
  • So I assumed that both Emirates or United would launch nonstop flights between Newark and Dubai, and I’m not shocked that it’s United

Beneath regular circumstances I’d say that somebody wants their head checked in the event that they’d select to fly a US airline over a Gulf provider. Nonetheless, by way of premium cabin arduous product, there’s no denying that United’s Boeing 777 Polaris business class

United’s Boeing 777 enterprise class

Is superior to Emirates’ Boeing 777 business class

Emirates’ Boeing 777 enterprise class

The smooth product is in fact a completely completely different story, as is the expertise on the Airbus A380.

Backside line

United might be launching a brand new each day flight between Newark and Dubai as of March 2023. This comes as half of a bigger partnership between Emirates and United, which is able to see the 2 airways cooperating extra intently. I’m curious to see if another routes between the USA and UAE are launched as a part of this settlement (perhaps a Denver to Dubai route, because it’s the one United hub to not have Emirates service?).

What do you make of United returning to Dubai?

(Tip of the hat to @IshrionA)


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